Art at the River returns to Riverwalk Landing

Staff writer

Art at the River, which returns to Yorktown’s Riverwalk Landing for its sixth year this month, invites you to take in a spring day surrounded by the best in local art.

As many as 40 area artists will be on hand to display their paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and more, Art at the River Committee Chairwoman Maydel Nelson said. Siblings, York County natives and accomplished artists Bonnie Mettler and Gail McIntosh will judge the work on display, she said.

McIntosh has created illustrations for game company Iron Crown Enterprises, and has had her work displayed at the Mariners Museum in Newport News. Mettler has studied at Moore College of Art and Design and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and has given a recurring series of one-woman shows at the Muse Gallery in Center City Philadelphia since 2012.

A special exhibit of artwork made by York County High School students also will be on display at the Yorktown Freight Shed, and new activities for this year’s Art at the River include artist demonstrations and an art activity tent where children can create their own Mother’s Day-themed art projects.

Representatives from the Tidewater Basketry Guild and the Tidewater Turners wood-turning group will be on hand to demonstrate how to make their crafts, Nelson said. Tidewater Turners members will hand out hand-made wooden spinning tops to children, while the Tidewater Basketry Guild will invite attendees to participate in the basket-making process.

Want to go?

The Art at the River juried art show will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5. For more information, visit

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